The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

England specific
The Food Standards Agency welcomes stakeholders’ views on the proposed update of The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 ('the proposed Regulations'). This amendment will replace the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012 ('the 2012 Regulations')

Consultation target audience

Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale or retail, plastic and /or recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food; and/or food contact varnishes and coatings.

Port health and local enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders who may have an interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.

Consultation subject

The latest amendment will provide enforcement authorities with the necessary powers for the execution and enforcement of the provisions of three European Regulations.

The proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 will provide enforcement authorities with the necessary powers for the execution and enforcement, in England, of:

  • Commission Regulations (EU) No. 2016/1416 (“the revised Plastics Regulation”) amending Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 (“the Plastics Regulation”) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food (“the BPA Regulation”)
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with food (“the Recycling Regulation”) 

Consultation purpose

To seek comments and general feedback from industry, port health authorities, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, and on the associated Impact Assessment.

Consultation pack

Comments and views

All comments and views should be sent to:

Tim Chandler
Food Contact Materials
Food Standards Agency
Clive House
6th Floor
70 Petty France
London SW1H 9EX

Email: foodcontact2018@food.gov.uk

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.